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PA COVID-19 Cases Now at 2,751, in 56 Counties, 34 Deaths

HARRISBURG (MAR 28 2020) -- For longer than two weeks, the daily increase of acknowledged COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania had exceed 30%. This afternoon, the Department of Health said the known cases in Pennsylvania have grown by less than 30% for the first time in 17 days, although it still was the third day in a row when over 500 new cases were recognized. There are 2,751 total known infections in Pennsylvania -- 533 more than yesterday. Although a lower percentage, it is the largest single day increase since the onset of the disease in the Commonwealth and still a significant jump of 24% in one day. Twelve new deaths were reported, bringing that total to 34. The department's numbers are as of midnight yesterday. Monroe County cases have now exceed 100. Locally, 106 are known to have been infected, including two deaths attributed to complications of the disease. Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their “Stay at Home” orders to include nine additional counties - Berks, Butler, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Luzerne, Pike, Wayne, Westmoreland and York – bringing the state total to 19 counties under a stay-at-home order. This order went into effect at 8:00 PM yesterday and is currently scheduled to end April 6, 2020. The order now includes these 19 counties: Allegheny, Berks, Bucks, Butler, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Wayne, Westmoreland and York counties. Individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel:

  • Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets), such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home

  • Getting necessary services or supplies for themselves, for their family or household members, or as part of volunteer efforts, or to deliver those services or supplies to others to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences

  • Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running if they maintain social distancing

  • To perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining business

  • To care for a family member or pet in another household

  • Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activities

  • Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons

  • Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services

  • Travel to return to a place of residence from an outside jurisdiction

  • Travel required by law enforcement or court order

  • Travel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the commonwealth

Anyone performing life-sustaining travel does not need paperwork to prove the reason for travel. The following operations are exempt:


  • Life-sustaining business activities

  • Health care or medical services providers

  • Access to life-sustaining services for low-income residents, including food banks

  • Access to child care services for employees of life-sustaining businesses that remain open as follows: child care facilities operating under the Department of Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning waiver process; group and family child care operating in a residence; and part-day school age programs operating under an exemption from the March 19, 2020 business closure Orders

  • News media

  • Law enforcement

  • The federal government

  • Religious institutions

  • Individuals experiencing homelessness are not subject to this order but are strongly urged to find shelter and government agencies are urged to take steps needed to provide shelter for those individuals.

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